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Breaking Through the Barricades of Timidity

The girl quickly shuts her journal as she hears someone walking by so that no one can catch the slightest glimpse of all the wondrous thoughts she transferred from her head to her paper. She’s an aspiring writer. Thoughts bloom in her head, as they do in the midst of May. She thinks some of her work is exceptional, but she never lets anyone read it. She has a passion, but she buries it underneath her fret. That girl was me.

It’s true, writing has been my passion, but every single time anyone wanted to read even a fragment of a sentence of mine, my cheeks turned rosy, and I resisted. I thought what I wrote was pretty good, and I wanted people to read it. However, I was just too embarrassed to do so. I wanted people to know that this author sits inside of me, locked away, barricaded by discomfort. I wanted to break free of that discomfort, and I did.

It took me some time to realize that having a passion is something to take pride in. I learned that from my idol, because I saw how passionate he was about the things he loved to do, and it made me say, hey, I want to be like that too. I started pushing myself to not only write but to share my writing with others. The first step was sharing my writing on Twitter. The fact that I had such supportive followers really gave me that confidence boost and made me want to share more and more. The next step was sharing my journals on Instagram. Once again, the positive comments I received gave the boost I needed. Now look where I am. I’m writing for an online teen magazine. My writing is basically exposed to the world, and I’m proud of that. That’s why I’m writing this. To everyone who is shy about their passion. To anyone who doesn’t want to share, break free from the chains of timidity and show the world how wonderful you are!

There are millions of hobbies in our lifetime. We can choose to sing, dance, play a sport, act, paint, write, juggle, swim, the list goes on and on. However, each of us has one passion that completes us as a whole. From low confidence to just feeling uncomfortable, sometimes we choose to hide these passions from others. You can be the world’s most divine painter, the world’s loveliest singer and you wouldn’t even know.

I am here to tell you to let go of your worries, and allow yourself to shine by taking pride in your passion.

Be proud that you have this passion. Even if you’re not good at what you love to do, keep doing it. Don’t give up, because you think you’re not good enough, always follow your passions. The more you do it, the more you will improve. Don’t be afraid to chase your dreams. It’s so crucial to have believability within yourself. Although it’s the best feeling in the world to have people rooting and supporting you every step of the way, YOU should be your number one supporter. In the process of following your passions, make sure not to compare yourself to others. We are all flowers growing at a different pace. At the end of the day, we will all bloom at a different pace, and when we bloom, we will all be enthralling to others.

Allow yourself to try new things that lead you on the road to finding yourself. Be you, and stay true to yourself. Keep acting. Keep singing. Keep painting. Keep writing. Keep doing what you love to do, and be anybody you want to be.

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